Friday, January 1, 2010

End of the Year

As well as this book challenge, I participate in another one on facebook. The challenge is to read 50 books a year. Members are encouraged to define further terms themselves and at the end of August I added my Canada-only parameter. I managed to read 52 books this year, mostly because my commute time tripled in April. Of those 52, only 20 were Canadian, but since I didn't begin the Can Lit Project until later in the year, not a bad total.

Here are the 20 books, for those interested, a couple are non-fiction, but I added them anyway to boost the totals:

  1. Measuring Mother Earth- Heather Roberston
  2. In the Skin of a Lion- Michael Ondaatje
  3. The English Patient- Michael Ondaatje
  4. Consolation- Michael Redhill
  5. Anil’s Ghost- Michael Ondaatje
  6. From the Fifteenth District- Mavis Gallant
  7. Coming Through Slaughter- Michael Ondaatje
  8. Smart Canadian’s Guide to Building Wealth- Pat Foran
  9. No Great Mischief- Alistair MacLeod
  10. Larry’s Party- Carol Shields
  11. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz- Mordecai Richler
  12. River Thieves- Michael Crummey
  13. Green Grass, Running Water- Thomas King
  14. The Horn of a Lamb- Robert Sedlack
  15. A Student of the Weather- Elizabeth Hay
  16. Mme Proust and the Kosher Kitchen- Kate Taylor
  17. Clara Callan- Richard Wright
  18. A Fine Balance- Rohinton Mistry
  19. The Wars- Timothy Findley
  20. Good to a Fault- Marina Endicott
Here is hoping for another 50 in 2010 and more of those being Canadian.


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